• 149 WESTCHESTER AVENUE, PORT CHESTER, NY 10573-4549 · (914) 937-4126

  • The Alternate Routes

    The Alternate Routes

    Regret The Hour

    Thu, January 25, 2018

    Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

    Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre

    Port Chester, NY

    $12 (ADVANCE) // $17 (DAY OF SHOW)

    This event is 21 and over

    The Alternate Routes
    The Alternate Routes
    The Alternate Routes are the band that helped us to remember “we are how we treat each other, and nothing more.” Now they’re back with a new single, “Safe Haven”—a love song that uses real life as its backdrop.

    "Nothing More” propelled the band into new ears and new heights, having been featured prominently in the 2014 Winter Olympics, on NCIS, and in a partnership with TOMS shoes. It was followed up with "Somewhere in America," a poignant and personal conversation about gun violence that earned the band a 2016 Independent Music Award and a visit to the White House.

    "Safe Haven” continues the socially-conscious, no-hold-barred examination on modern living that the band has increasingly embraced. It reflects an evolution and maturity that results from sticking together and trying new things, musically and lyrically, for over a decade.

    "Sitting down with someone you love and trying to convince them, and yourself, to keep pushing forward, to face your fears and stay strong, is a sentiment that I hope many people can relate to,” says guitarist, Eric Donnelly.

    "Safe Haven" was self-produced by Donnelly, drummer and engineer Kurt Leon, and singer Tim Warren, a sonic departure from previous efforts that highlights the use of the recording studio itself as an instrument. It was mixed by fellow Bridgeport, Connecticut native Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, The Swell Season).

    The Alternate Routes first burst onto the scene in 2005 with their breakthrough album Good and Reckless and True. They released several albums on Vanguard Records and on their own, toured extensively, and relentlessly refined their craft. They have collaborated with such seemingly disparate artists as singer-songwriter Patti Griffin, director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right), and guitarist Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket. They’ve performed on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and have been repeat guests on NPR’s “Mountain Stage.”

    We are excited to announce we will be releasing a new live album, "Live in Pawling" on August 21, 2017! iTunes Pre sale begins August 4th. For those who don't want to wait, we will send 4 tracks from the album, and one bonus track, to anyone who purchases a ticket to any show on our upcoming fall tour. To receive the tracks, send a pic or screenshot of your ticket to theband@thealternateroutes.com. Or post it and tag us! More to come!

    The core lineup of the Alternate Routes is:

    Tim Warren (vocals)
    Eric Donnelly (guitar)
    Kurt Leon (drums)
    Ian Tait (bass)
    Taryn Chory (vocals)
    Regret The Hour
    Regret The Hour
    Regret the Hour's sound swirls with chiming guitar melodies reminiscent of early U2, and a heavy, yet subtle rhythm section gaining frequent comparisons to The National and The War on Drugs.

    Comprised of brothers Nate McCarthy (lead vox/guitar) and Ben McCarthy (lead guitar) with childhood friend Anders Fleming (drums), and recent addition Tim Emmerick (bass), Regret the Hour cut their teeth playing live in New York City and their hometown of Nyack, New York before even finishing high school. By their senior year the band amassed tens of thousands of plays on YouTube fueled by their DIY demos and air-tight live show. This grass roots support funded their first full-length record, "Better Days," which they tracked in a now demolished plastics warehouse.

    Tragically, during those recording sessions, the band lost their beloved friend and bassist, Jesse Yanko, to stage-four soft tissue cancer at theage of 16. After a period of mourning the band released "Better Days" in 2013.

    Following their freshman year of college, the band returned to the studio to record their EP, "The Far and the Near." For the sessions they connected with engineer D. James Goodwin (Kaki King, Devo, Norah Jones, the Bravery, Murder by Death) and arranger/orchestrator/bassist Sammy Oatts (Jesus on the Mainline, James Levy and the Blood Red Rose, Guy Berryman of Coldplay). In those sessions, the band crafted an artistic statement that shows their profound growth into adulthood.

    The band has shared the stage with acts including punk legends The Misfits, Best Coast, Dry the River, and The Gin Blossoms. They are currently at work on a new full length album with producer/engineer Aaron Bastinelli, expected to be released in early 2018.
    Venue Information:
    Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre
    145 Westchester Avenue
    Port Chester, NY, 10573